Public holidays in Eswatini

This is a list of holidays in Eswatini.[1] If a holiday falls on a Sunday, it may be celebrated on the following Monday.

Date Name Comments
1 January New Year's Day[2]
Friday before Easter
March or April
Good Friday
Monday after Easter
March or April
Easter Monday
19 April King's Birthday His Majesty was born on 19 April 1968 in Manzini.
25 April National Flag Day
1 May Labour Day
40 days after Easter
Thursday in May or June
Ascension Day
22 July King Father's Birthday Sobhuza II was Ngwenyama from 1899 to 1982.
6 September Independence Day Named for Ngwane IV, Somhlolo, who reigned from 1815 to 1836 and created a kingdom comparable to the Zulu, the Maroti, or the Pedi.
25 December Christmas Day
26 December Boxing Day
Last week of December to first week of January Incwala Day This is the most important event in Eswatini culture. Its main purpose is to celebrate kingship.[3]


  1. ^ List
  2. ^ "Eswatini Public Holidays 2021". Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "Incwala Festival | The Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland)". The Kingdom of Eswatini. Retrieved January 26, 2021.

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